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MEDICAL DISABILITY BENEFITS

If you are medically disabled by temporary or permanent illness, you may be able receive disability benefits.  California provides short-term State Disability Insurance (SDI) and United States of America provides long-term Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  If you have a qualifying illness, you may apply for partial or full disability.  Patients not responding well to primary care treatment will likely be referred to a specialist for expert evaluation and treatment.


STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE (SDI)

California: short-term, self-funded by employee payroll


FEDERAL DISABILITY

Qualifying Impairments

  SOCIAL SECUIRTY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI)

     USA long-term, based on disability and work credits, funded by employee/employer payroll

  FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)

     USA long-term, based on disability and income limits, funded by federal government

benefits to/from spouse/parent/ex-spouse might apply, contact agency for further information


WHERE TO APPLY FOR DISABILITY

State

Federal


HEALTH INSURANCE

Once your SSDI and/or or SSI is active or when you are age 65, you are eligible to receive governmental health insurance

  SSDI or age 65+ -> federal Medicare

  SSI or under age 21 or age 65+ or pregnant or breast/cervical cancer 200% federal poverty level -> state Medi-Cal


PAID FAMILY LEAVE

State


DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV)

Disabled Parking Placard/Plate


PUBLIC TRANSIT

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

Paratransit:: if too sick to take regular transit, smaller bus taking you door to door


PARKS

National: free entry along with 3 other people

State

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